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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed the threadfin fish and chips! I’d never had this fish before but it was perfectly prepared. If you have room, try the sticky date pudding - it was wonderful!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024 via mobile

The prawn and scallop linguini looked awesome on the website so was my selection but was a major let down there were less scallops and prawns in their photos and the sauce was just Olive oil which was disgusting looking into the kitchen no Italians...working so I now know whyMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024 via mobile

We had heard good things about this place and it did not disappoint. Food was amazing and service was great. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

The most amazing food I've ever had. We walked past and we smelt someone's dish then decided to go back. Splash did not disappoint. The front house manager and all the staff were very accommodating and made the most delicious cocktails and food. I 1000%...recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

Great location on the Esplanade, quaint,comfortable and stylish restaurant. Service was fantastic and friendly Our meals were really delicious and filling. We were there for NYE so we got to see the early fireworks

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Last night, we had an incredible variety of meals and outstanding service for our table of 25. The bride, groom and guests were delighted with the high-quality of seafood, great atmosphere and sensational tasting dishes. We were located inside the air conditioning and were able...to see the beautiful view across the Esplanade. A big congratulations to Mary and her staff.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

We had excellent meals here on a previous trip a few years ago, so had to return. The restaurant had been extended and modernised, but the food and service were just as good as previously. We had the classic fish and chips. absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely friendly seafood restaurant close to the boardwalk and a view over the sea.we both had delicious meals here the Thai inspired barramundi and the coral trout both perfectly cooked with a well balanced selection of vegetables too. Service was excellent too.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

I have loved the food here since 2013, I haven't been back since 2019, so exited, so disappointed. I will never eat here again. Bruschetta which I championed as " best on the planet" wasn't anymore. Dry, lazy, tomato on toast would be better. Bugs...dry, no garlic butter, a bag of Wollies salad with a bit of potato thrown in... No change from 60$ . Go anywhere else, don't eat here,! Scallops, well they were about the size of your fingernail dry and unappertising with the linguini 3 of them and 4 prawns, again tiny dry and unappertising. I can't believe this is what my favourite restaurant is now serving. Absolutely disgusting. I do wish I had taken photos.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Food was delicious! The scallops were up there with the best I've tasted. Staff were amazing! An all round lovely dining experience

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed 2 fantastic lunches at Splash on this visit to Cairns. The food was amazing and the staff fantastic. We discovered Splash on our last Cairns visit, and the excellent standards haven't changed. Thanks to Teleulah for making the experience even better.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

Delightful staff - it is a credit to the management they can recruit such talented and likeable people. Delightful food - I’m a coeliac and the options were meticulously laid out and easy to understand. I had the Szechuan Barramundi and it was yummy. Wine...list is varied and well selected. Delightful position - it’s kind of on the edge of the epicentre, which is too manic for me. Go another 500 metres south along the esplanade if you want to be rattled and hummedMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

Very poor seafood selection When we ordered scallops they were so tiny you couldn’t call them scallops Mussels were so small also

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

Had a late lunch here. The food was lovely. We had mussels in green curry broth & a seafood linguine with a drink each that was a lunch special. Staff were friendly and helpful with food intolerances. Nice location, definitely recommend

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

11th day of our 2-week trip and we had a reservation at Splash. All of our other meals in Cairns were at the Casino or along the restaurant strip at the Marina so it was a nice change to go for a wander along the...Esplanade and see what is down that way. Splash is quite a small place and we were given a table outside but undercover. Mary was very welcoming and she and Tullulah were friendly and attentive throughout the lovely lunch. We'd have gone back for another meal if we hadn't been booked up for our last 3 days. A margarita and a couple of 150 Lashes schooners got us going and we started with pork belly bites for her and a fantastic chowder with 3 extra prawns for me. For mains, she had the coconut prawns (always a must if it's on a menu) and lemon butter threadfin for me. All terrific and downed with a bottle of Vasse Felix chardonnay and a coconut margarita for her. We'll be back next trip.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Splash Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4